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Lime Strawberry Surprise

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


8-10 servings

Eye-catching in Christmas colors, this dish looks deliciously decorative on the table. Its combination of fruitiness and nutty crunch is surprisingly simple to create. —Arline Wertz, Millington, Tennessee


  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry or strawberry gelatin


  1. Prepare lime gelatin according to package directions. Refrigerate until partially set, about 1 hour. Stir in pineapple. Pour into an 8-cup bowl or mold coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth; stir in pecans. Spread over lime gelatin. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  3. Prepare strawberry gelatin according to package directions; cool slightly. Carefully spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until firm about 3 hours or overnight.
Editor's Note: This recipe was doubled for a 4-qt. trifle bowl.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 276 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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